Forbidden Planet International Announces Andrew Staff as New Managing Director

Forbidden Planet International, a leading chain of 18 pop culture retail stores, is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrew has extensive experience in the retail sector, having previously served as CEO of Notcutts Garden Centres, COO of the EMEA region for Funko and more recently MD of Builders Merchants UP Building Products.


Kenny Penman, a founding Director at Forbidden Planet International, said: “We are delighted to welcome Andrew as the new Managing Director of Forbidden Planet International. Andrew brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the role, and we are confident that he will be a great asset to our team. We look forward to working with him to continue growing the Forbidden Planet brand.”


Andrew Staff said: “I am thrilled to be joining Forbidden Planet International, a fantastic brand with a loyal customer base and a rich history in the retail sector. I am excited about the opportunity to lead the company through its next phase of growth and development, and I look forward to working with the team to deliver an exceptional experience to our customers.”


Forbidden Planet International has been providing customers with the latest in science fiction, fantasy, and cult entertainment merchandise for over 40 years. With 16 retail stores across the UK as well as shops in Dublin and New York, Forbidden Planet International has long been the go-to destination for fans of all ages and interests.


Andrew Staff - new MD of Forbidden Planet International

Andrew StaffManaging Director, Forbidden Planet International